Year 3 - tour eiffel
We are the Tour Eiffel class!
Whether you're lucky enough to have visited Paris or have only ever dreamed of going there, chances are you know of the French capital's most beloved landmark, The Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world.
Although, at the beginning it was meant to be a temporary structure, it proved to be extremely popular and soon became a symbol for Paris.
IPC and STEM
Over the next half term, year 3 will be following the IPC unit of Chocolate! According to the IPC, this unit gives the children a chance to learn about chocolate. They will find out where cacao trees are found, how to make their own chocolate, how to design a wrapper for a chocolate bar, who first discovered chocolate, what fair trade chocolate is, about the ingredients used in chocolate plus much more. To end this unit, year 3 will be visiting The Chocolate Museum to consolidate their learning. On this trip, the children will be tasting a variety of chocolate as well as making their own chocolate from scratch to bring home.
In science, well will be studying the topic of plants! This fits in perfectly with our IPC topic as this unit will allow the children to discover how plants grow and functions as well as what plants do for our ecosystem. We will also be growing our own bean plants and taking weekly measurements. The children will care for their own plant and will bring it home at the end of the half term!
IPC Entry Point
To start year 3 off with their new IPC topic of chocolate, we took part in a wonderful entry point lesson. We started off by having our Design and Technology day, where we designed and made our very own chocolate bars. We followed this up with a blind taste testing session of three different types of chocolate. As you can see from the children’s faces, dark chocolate wasn’t very popular.